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AlumWire September 2015


HOMECOMING IS NEARLY HERE!
We can't wait to welcome you back to campus for Homecoming 2015, Sept. 17-20. Register today for a weekend full of exciting events and activities, from class reunions to the President's Alumni Dinner and the Getting Blue Block Party. Registration ends Sept. 13, so don't wait.




AlumWire August 2015


REMEMBERING CHARLIE HEIDER
Creighton President the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., concelebrates with former presidents Timothy Lannon, S.J., and John Schlegel, S.J., at the funeral Mass for Creighton alumnus and philanthropist Charles "Charlie" Heider, BSC'49, HON'10. Heider died July 30 at the age of 89. Thanks to the family's generosity, the Heider College of Business became Creighton's first named school in 2013. "The Heiders' generosity to Creighton has benefited our University in countless ways," Fr. Hendrickson said.




AlumWire July 2015


NEW PRESIDENT BEGINS
The Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D., officially began his first day as Creighton University's 25th president on July 1. He spent part of the day walking campus, visiting with students and staff. “It’s so cool that he’s coming around to see everyone on Day One,” said student Katie Lang, who was working in the Jelinek Building.




AlumWire June 2015


ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT HONOR
The Hon. Michael Fahey, BA'73, HON'09, was honored at May commencement with the 2015 Alumni Achievement Citation, the highest award given to an alumnus or alumna. Fahey served two terms as Omaha’s mayor and was instrumental in the city’s economic development efforts and the renaissance of downtown Omaha. (Presenting the award to Fahey, middle, are Michael McCarthy, the new chair of Creighton's Board of Trustees, left, and interim Creighton President Chris Bradberry, Pharm.D.)




AlumWire May 2015


CCSJ NAMED FOR FR. SCHLEGEL
With a $500,000 matching gift effort surpassing its goal, Creighton University celebrated the renaming of the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (CCSJ) for former Creighton president the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., in an April ceremony.

Fr. Schlegel, Creighton's president from 2000 to 2011, said he was humbled by the honor and expressed his appreciation for the support and prayers of the Creighton community as he battles pancreatic cancer.




AlumWire April 2015


IT'S A MATCH: 155 RESIDENCIES
A record number of 155 Creighton University medical students learned of their residencies during the annual Match Day event on March 20. This year at Creighton, 95 percent of matching students were placed with their first choice for residency. The students do not know their residency match until they open a sealed envelope on stage. This year's ceremony included young families and even a wedding proposal. (She said, "Yes!")



AlumWire March 2015


HONORING Fr. Schlegel
An endowed fund is being established to honor former Creighton University president the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J. Proceeds from the fund will be used to support the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, which will be named for Fr. Schlegel. Fr. Schlegel, who served as Creighton's president from 2000 to 2011, is currently battling inoperable pancreatic cancer. Thanks to several anonymous donors, gifts to the fund will be matched up to $500,000 through April 30.(Photo courtesy of the Omaha World-Herald) 



AlumWire February 2015


THE MOMENTUM CONTINUES
Speaking in front of a campus audience during the University’s annual convocation ceremony, Creighton University Interim President J. Chris Bradberry, Pharm.D., said 2014 was full of amazing accomplishments.

He added, in his Feb. 3 state-of-the-university address, that the University is diligently preparing for the July arrival of new president the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D., and is “on the cusp of many exciting developments.”

Watch a video of his address


AlumWire January 2015


ONLINE PROGRAMS EARN NATIONAL RANKING

Several Creighton online programs have been ranked in the nation's top 20 for their respective categories in U.S. News & World Report's fourth annual 2015 Best Online Programs guide. Read more.

And alumni can take advantage of select Creighton online programs and other qualifying graduate programs ... and receive a 25 percent tuition scholarship. Enroll for summer 2015.


AlumWire December 2014


CREIGHTON University
NAMES NEW PRESIDENT
"This is a great honor for me," said Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D., as he was publicly introduced as the 25th president of Creighton University during a media briefing on campus on Monday, Dec. 8. Fr. Hendrickson will assume the presidency of Creighton on July 1, 2015. The search for a new president began earlier in the year when current president Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., announced his plans to retire due to health concerns.


AlumWire November 2014


GET IN THE GAME
Join the Creighton Alumni Association for men’s basketball pregame and special viewing events. The first event will be a game-viewing event in Lincoln, Neb., when the Bluejays travel to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday, Dec. 7. Creighton’s annual “Get Blue” alumni pregame event will be Saturday, Jan. 31, prior to the home game against Georgetown. Get the latest updates at Creighton Fan Central. 


AlumWire October 2014


HOMECOMING WEEKEND 2014
Creighton welcomed more than 1,800 alumni and friends to campus for Alumni Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 18-21. Watch a video highlight of the Getting Blue Block Party, view photos from the weekend on Flickr and don't forget to mark your calendars for the 2015 Alumni Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 17-20.